A pretty patio outside which is a great place to enjoy your morning coffee
Enjoy a meal with a loved one
On cooler evenings, curl up on the sofa in front of the woodburner
Exposed stonework and woodburner create a homely feel
Spacious open-plan lounge, kitchen and diner
Prepare your favourite meals
Double bedroom with en-suite shower room
Sit back and relax and enjoy your surroundings
Enjoy the views from the enclosed patio and garden
Situated in the rolling North Devon hills
1 / 10  A pretty patio outside which is a great place to enjoy your morning coffee
2 / 10  Enjoy a meal with a loved one
3 / 10  On cooler evenings, curl up on the sofa in front of the woodburner
4 / 10  Exposed stonework and woodburner create a homely feel
5 / 10  Spacious open-plan lounge, kitchen and diner
6 / 10  Prepare your favourite meals
7 / 10  Double bedroom with en-suite shower room
8 / 10  Sit back and relax and enjoy your surroundings
9 / 10  Enjoy the views from the enclosed patio and garden
10 / 10  Situated in the rolling North Devon hills

The Gatehouse

Westward Ho! (2mls E), Devon
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 1
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Open fire / woodburner
Increased accessibility
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Towels included
Travel cot available
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At a glance

  • Situated in the pretty North Devon village of Abbotsham
  • Enjoy walks along the coast path and view the rugged coastline
  • The seaside village of Westward Ho! is just a 5 minute drive with its famous Pebble Ridge 
  • Explore some of North Devon’s finest beaches including Westward Ho!, Croyde and Woolacombe 
  • A romantic retreat set within the rolling countryside 
  • The historic port town of Bideford is nearby with its working port
Property code: GATAB

A romantic and traditional cottage for two with easy access to North Devon’s finest offerings, including historic towns, rugged cliff top walks and golden sandy beaches.

This property provides an idyllic cottage retreat for two with access to North Devon’s coast, historic towns and villages, rugged cliff top walks and golden sandy beaches. Situated in the pretty village of Abbotsham, within easy reach of the South West Coastal Path (2 miles), you can enjoy beautiful walks with uninterrupted views of the Atlantic Ocean.

Ideally secluded for a romantic break or some simple respite from everyday hustle and bustle, you will feel truly at home in this traditional stone cottage with its character charm, exposed stonework and beams. You can unwind in the open-plan lounge, sitting snugly beside a warming wood burner stove on a chilly evening, watching TV or simply chatting over a glass of wine or two. The dining area set for two is ideally placed by the window where you can enjoy the sunshine or stars. Should you prefer, you can dine alfresco on the patio at the front of the property with its pretty bistro set, or even make use of the BBQ in the pleasant enclosed garden with lawn next to the cottage.

On a clear day, whilst visiting the nearby coast, you will be able to see the lauded Lundy Island on the horizon: home to many species of wildlife. You can take a day trip to the island on the MS Oldenburg which departs from Bideford (3 miles) or visit the Victorian seaside village of Westward Ho! just 3 miles away, named after Charles Kingsley’s novel of the same name. You can walk there, if you wish, by joining the famed South West Coastal Path at Abbotsham Cliffs (2 miles), whilst taking in the stunning scenery of the beautiful rugged coastline en route.

Dogs fees are charged per dog at £20.00 for up to 7 nights, £40.00 for up to 14 nights and an additional £20.00 for every week or part week thereafter.

  • 1 double bedroom
  • En-suite shower room with WC
  • TV
  • Wood burner (first basket of logs included)
  • Electric oven/hob, fridge with ice compartment, microwave and dishwasher
  • Washing machine located in en-suite
  • Seating, patio, lawn and BBQ adjacent to the property
  • Allocated private off road parking for 1 car adjacent to property
  • Electric and underfloor heating included
  • Wi-Fi available
  • 1 dog welcome
  • Beach and shop 2 miles, pub within walking distance
  • Increased accessibility - Please ensure you refer to our FAQ's

This property is personally managed by Sarah.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 16 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Brian 27th July 2018

Ideally located for so many wonderful dog friendly beaches. There are many outstanding places to visit such as Clovelly. An ideal base for North Cornwall and highly recommended.

Reviewed by Josephine 20th July 2018

Brilliant would highly recommend

Reviewed by Anne 17th July 2018

A small but compact country cottage that was reasonably well equipped. The owners welcome pack was very much appreciated. The very small garden could not be accessed from inside the cottage which makes it difficult with a young dog who always had to be put on a lead for fear of road traffic or chasing the geese. The photos on the website and descriRead moreption did not really portray how small the cottage actually was. It was fine for just 3 days but certainly not for a week. Hide

Reviewed by Tracy 8th July 2018

Cottage lovely well equipped welcome pack very nice but you do have to go out door at front on to a lane to access the garden

Reviewed by Alison 29th June 2018

The cottage was really well equipped - it even had a hairdryer, iron and ironing board! The small garden had a BBQ and we have a few nights sitting outside enjoying the warm weather. Location was good for exploring the North Devon coast and the scenery was beautiful.

Reviewed by Lynn 22nd June 2018

Very nice compact cottage,in good location, handy for many top spots along North Devon coast. Well equipped, all modern appliances and spacious roomy lounge. Comprehensive folder of equipment instructions, local walks, places of interest and restaurant and takeaway info - all very helpful.

Reviewed by Lauraine 1st June 2018

This is a cottage in a great location for exploring North Devon - Bideford, Instow, Appledore, Northern Burrows all short hops away. There are two decent pubs in the vicinity. The Pig On The Hill requires a car journey due to the tight country lanes but was superb for food. Thatched Inn is closer and an easy walk away - nice pub food.

Reviewed by Emma 4th May 2018

Lovely cottage, very well equipped and beautiful location. Owners were very friendly and respected privacy. Brilliant for our dog. Will definitely return.

Reviewed by Martin 20th April 2018

Just perfect for us Really relaxing Pub up the road 10 to 15 minutes walk Pig on the hill lovely and dog friendly

Reviewed by Beverley 6th April 2018

cottage was lovely - everything bed linen towels etc immaculate and really nice quality. Owner had provided lots of extras not usually found in holiday lets such as washing machine capsules, dishwasher tablets, dishcloth and tea towels.

Reviewed by Susan 16th March 2018

Gatehouse was a great get away from it all, well equipped, and quality fittings etc lots to do in nearby area or it's only a hour to Port isacc / Boscastle /Bude all worth a visit also a great walk via costal path to Westwood Ho!

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